Synopses & Reviews
Here's one of the singular references providing on-the-mark coverage of application development based on thhe Component Object Model (COM) and Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). DESIGNING COMPONENT-BASED APPLICATIONS demonstrates the principles of effective COM-driven design and MTS deployment through in-depth examination of Island Hopper, a joint project of the Microsoft COM and Microsoft Visual Studio design teams. This full-featured enterprise application was built using a practical set of development guidelines field-tested by Microsoft consultants on a variety of 3-2-1 projects (3 tiers, 2 developers, 1month). As you focus on individual facets of the model application, you're also learning how to apply this proven methodology to quickly design, test, debug, and deploy your own multitier, COM-based programs.
With this blueprint for building 3-tier applications, developers get a "soup to nuts" guide to component-based development. The accompanying sample application on the CD-ROM contains practical code examples and design ideas.